The ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series 2020 season kicks off Saturday at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (PA). Race fans will be able to watch the season-opening event on Speed51 via a pay-per-view broadcast.
To preview Saturday’s race, we take you “By the Numbers” into the history of the series as well as the upcoming season.
0: The number of prior ULTIMATE Northeast races held at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. This will be the first ULTIMATE show at the Pennsylvania venue.
2: This will not be the only stop at Roaring Knob in 2020, as the ULTIMATE Northeast series will be looking to return in July and September. Both shows will pay $3,000 to win.
2: Max Blair won the last two races of 2019 at Thunder Mountain Speedway (PA) in 2019. That was enough to help him end up in the top 10 in the final points for the season.
2: Jared Miley is the two-time defending series champion having won five times in his career. He will be on hand for the event this weekend.
11: The No. 11 ride of Kirk Baker is another name that will be on hand as the entries start to roll in. Baker has made 15 starts in the series and was fourth in the points last year.
13: Currently, there are 13 races on the 2020 calendar which has featured five postponements thus far due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The import factor is the series is racing this weekend.
29: Coming into the 2020 season, the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Models has run 29 races in the past.
40: Saturday’s race will be a 40-lap event.
219: A total of 219 different drivers earned points or tried to run ULTIMATE Northeast races in 2019.
2017: In the first year of this series, they ran five races with five different winners. While no champion was crowned during the “pilot” season for the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series, winners from the 2017 season are recognized in the series’ record books.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo